Tue.Oct 12, 2021

Looking for a Fulfillment Company in Dallas? Good Choice!

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

The Dallas Fort-Worth region is the 4th-largest metropolitan area in the U.S. and is home to over 7.5 million people. Its size and location have distinct advantages, particularly in the realm of eCommerce fulfillment.

Trends in Last-Mile Delivery. What’s in Store for 2022

Logistics Matter

The pandemic has created a massive shift in consumer buying behaviour. Stores were closed, and people were restricted in their movements and confined in their homes. This caused many to switch to buying things online. Online retailers saw new customers that had never shopped before.

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Plant Optimization: Every Material Producers' Goal

Matthew Hennessy

Do you operate one plant or hundreds? Do you rely on pickups or do you take control of material delivery? Regardless, you probably care deeply about having a streamlined operation and you seek the information to monitor and optimize your plant performance. You also likely have realized there is not an obvious or singular way to achieve this today. The goal of this article is to help guide your approach to realizing efficiencies and attaining plant optimization

Why Planning and Forecasting are More Important Than Ever

Now, That's Logistics

When sales forecasts are accurate, companies know they’ll have enough product supply to meet customer demand for those goods. And even if there’s an imbalance, good forecasts allow organizations to course-correct before a real problem emerges.

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Procurement: 5 Tips to Deliver Value Beyond Savings

Now is the time for procurement teams to redefine themselves – from buyers to strategic partners across the supply chain. Take the first step today. Discover five tips for delivering procurement value beyond savings.

project44 data points to heavy congestion at Chinese ports

Logistics Management

While much attention has been paid to the backlog of container ships waiting to berth at the Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach (there were 73 anchored there in September), the United States West Coast is far from the only place dealing with these challenges.

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Long Beach Transit Orders 20 New Flyer Electric Transit Buses

NGT News

Long Beach Transit (LBT) has ordered 20 next-generation battery-electric 35-foot Xcelsior CHARGE NG heavy-duty transit buses from NFI Group Inc.’s s subsidiary New Flyer of America Inc. under a three-year contract. This order is supported by Federal Transit Administration (FTA) funds.

Shippers be nimble, shippers be quick – to survive

The Supply Chain Journal

The past couple years have made it clear that rapid market shifts are simply part of doing business in the transportation and logistics industry. How a company reacts to those changes has the power to make or break them, either growing their bottom line or plunging them into the red.

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Fall-ing into Freight Tech: The Envase Fall Newsletter

Envase Technologies

After a busy summer of work (and play), as well as a great trip out to Long Beach, here’s the Envase Fall Newsletter! Envase at HTA DrayTech and the IANA Expo. The Envase team was rockin’ the purple and blue shirts at this year’s IANA Expo and HTA DrayTech in Long Beach!

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Biden to meet with ports, labor on supply chain bottlenecks

The Supply Chain Journal

President Joe Biden plans to meet with leadership at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) on Wednesday to discuss supply chain challenges “and actions each partner can take to address these delays,” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki confirmed.

The Rise of Supply Chain n.0 – 5 Ways to Thrive on Change

Ready to learn how to thrive on change? In this eBook, our experts share the 5 key steps to executing Supply Chain n.0 strategies that thrive on change.

Parade Customer Stories: Keller Freight Solutions

Parade

With ambitious revenue goals, Keller’s close partnership with Parade drives efficiency and growth while maintaining excellent customer service.

Port of Charleston importing more consumer goods ‘than ever before’

The Supply Chain Journal

The South Carolina Ports Authority largely has escaped the national mainstream media glare on U.S. port congestion. According to SCPA President and CEO Jim Newsome, that’s because the supply chain is not clogged at the Port of Charleston.

Top 30 Ocean Carriers 2021: Pricing heads up as shippers fight for space

Logistics Management

Shippers relying on maritime operators to get their goods to market have been slammed in recent months. Meanwhile container carriers are looking at 50%-plus percentage gains in revenue

Ryder to close California distribution center

The Supply Chain Journal

Ryder System announced it is permanently closing the company’s operation in Tracy, California, and will eliminate 132 jobs by Dec. Ryder did not provide a reason for the closure.

SAP S/4HANA: 4 Tips to Get You Started on the Right Path

With SAP S/4HANA at the core of your digital transformation, you can empower your supply chain with intelligent process automation, unprecedented visibility, actionable insights and real-time collaboration.

Happening Now: Major retailers resort to chartering ships to avoid delays

West Coast and California Logistics

According to an article in the Wall Street Journal , some of the largest retailers in the U.S. are trying to sidestep import supply chain delays and congestion by chartering their own ships overseas. Happening Now

Atypical career ladder: Harik, XPO’s IT head, takes on its LTL business

The Supply Chain Journal

Other than founder Brad Jacobs, no one has been more instrumental in XPO Logistics Inc.’s s decadelong success than Mario Harik, its chief information officer (CIO). Harik, 42, has been with XPO (NYSE:XPO) since its founding in 2011.

Live October 21: Owner-operators' 2021 business performance – and outlook for the rest of the year

Overdrive Online

Bring your business- and tax-related questions to this live webcast presentation and discussion with ATBS President Todd Amen, breaking down results from ATBS' analysis of owner-op revenue, income and cost data throughout the year thus far. Business

Cortes named to run Walmart’s US transportation business

The Supply Chain Journal

Walmart Inc. has named Fernando Cortes, the chief supply chain officer at Keurig Dr. Pepper Inc., to head its U.S. transportation business, its chief supply chain officer, Joe Metzger, said late Tuesday.

4 Critical Steps to Build into Your Digital Logistics Strategy

Up your logistics game by empowering your supply chain with AI-powered analytics, real-time collaboration, IoT-enabled track and trace, and cognitive decision-making to achieve digital logistics success. Build your strategy around these 4 critical steps.

The Logistical Nightmare: How bad is it and when will we get some rest?

Logistics Management

In this webinar, logistics experts will discuss how to leverage data to detect ocean freight shipping times, identify factors that affect global and regional shipping and advocate technology best-practices to address disruptions

DOE/EIA diesel price rose this much only twice the past decade

The Supply Chain Journal

The Department of Energy/Energy Information Administration weekly retail price did something it had done only twice in the past 10 years: go up by double digits. A day later than usual because of the Columbus Day observance, the price that serves as the benchmark for fuel surcharges climbed 10.9

Is Consumption-Based Pricing the Future of SaaS?

Supply Chain Brain

Global spending on software-as-a-service is expected to reach more than $122 billion this year. How much is wasted on unnecessary subscriptions

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Failing in the last mile? The problem may be in the middle mile

The Supply Chain Journal

The last mile of delivery has become such an important part of an e-commerce customer’s journey that many shippers and retailers forget about a key part of that journey: the middle mile.

Cognitive Manufacturing: 4 Strategic Pillars That Drive Successful Outcomes

Manufacturers are eagerly embracing Industry 4.0 to gain end-to-end supply chain visibility, reduce OpEx spend, improve asset health and accelerate time to market. Explore the 4 strategic pillars that drive successful cognitive manufacturing outcomes.

Network-Based Planning Will Lead Supply Chains Out of Crisis

Supply Chain Brain

To be competitive in the years ahead, companies must deploy disruptive technology architecture that provides a single, real-time source of truth for all trading partners

Aluminum can make better electric vehicles — Transmission

The Supply Chain Journal

Sebastian Blanco and Grace Sharkey welcome Craig Lewis, senior director of automotive sales for North America at Constellium, to this episode of Transmission. Constellium makes aluminum components for everything from the beverage industry to the military and automakers.

China's Golden Week Adds to Global Shipping Delays

Supply Chain Brain

China’s week-long holiday has exacerbated congestion at two of the country’s busiest ports — Shanghai and Ningbo — where hundreds of cargo ships are waiting to berth

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Container shipping’s ‘hockey stick’: Liner profits just keep on climbing

The Supply Chain Journal

A hockey-stick pattern starts with a low-level period — the blade — hits an inflection point, curves up, then heads sharply higher — the shaft. Newly released financial and operating reports for Q3 2021 by Matson (NYSE: MATX ), Cosco and OOIL show container shipping in full-on hockey-stick mode.

Is Digital Procurement Transformation Delivering on the Promise?

Is your digital transformation working, or is it still a work in progress? Download this report, from a GEP-sponsored survey from ISM, to check your performance and see how your peers are reaching their transformation goals.